The Board of Directors of Hillel: The Foundation for Jewish Campus Life has granted two Hillel Foundations accreditation, recognizing their adherence to Hillel's international standards.
Muhlenberg College became a newly accredited Hillel Foundation, cementing its status as a center of excellence within the Hillel movement. In just 15 years, Muhlenberg College Hillel has been remarkably transformed from a small, student-led Hillel Student Organization to a Hillel Program Center and finally to a Hillel Foundation with an expanded budget and staff. University of Pennsylvania Hillel was also granted reaccreditation for its high-quality programming and services for the campus' large Jewish student population.
"We salute these two Hillels for their unwavering dedication to maintaining vibrant Jewish life on their campuses and continually striving to improve their services that benefit all students on campus," said Hillel President Avraham Infeld. "Accreditation is a testament to their devoted student, professional and lay leadership and commitment to being an integral part of the larger campus community."
To date, Hillel has accredited 74 Foundations across the United States and Canada. These campuses represent a broad range of Foundation profiles: small and large schools, residential and commuter campuses, as well as public and private universities. Every Hillel has been assigned a date for participation, with the goal of accreditation for all Hillel Foundations.